Overheard: Word of the Day

Dec 22 2009   6:20PM GMT

Overheard – chatty protocol

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Even the most widely used protocol on the Internet — namely, HTTP — may be described as both chatty (involving frequent communications) and bursty (involving numerous periods during which tens to hundreds of resource requests may be in flight on the network at any given moment).

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Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is chatty protocol.

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